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Below are the latest news headlines for Wednesday 05 June 2019.

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ACCC issues warning to winemakers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has threatened to recommend a mandatory code of conduct for the wine industry, because it says winemakers are ignoring a voluntary code.

An ACCC market study concluded harmful market practices were restricting competition in some grape growing regions, including the Murray Darling, Swan Hill and New South Wales' Riverina.

It is said to be limiting potential for growth in Australia's wine industry.

ACCC Deputy Chairman Mick Keogh says that grape growers do not have many options at this point.

VicRoads Road Safety Grant Program

Victoria is looking to boost road safety awareness through the $1.3 million VicRoads Community Road Safety Grants Program

190 programs will be delivered to provide local solutions to local road safety concerns.

Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp says that the targeted road safety projects will help make communities across regional Victoria a safer place to live.

Planting blitz ahead of World Environment Day

Thousands of native seedlings will be planted across regional Victoria to celebrate World Environment Day today as part of a planting blitz by Regional Roads Victoria.

The organisation has partnered with local landcare groups and councils to source seedlings from local suppliers.

RRV Regional Director Brian Westley said more than 2,500 native trees, shrubs and grasses will be planted in road reserves near Bendigo, Birchip and Marong as part of the organisation’s commitment to create a more sustainable transport network.

Mr. Westley said that it is part of a larger plan to plant 100,000 native trees over the next four years.

Energy Switch programme to now include gas

Member for the Liberal Party Justin Clancy has announced the expansion of the 'Energy Switch' service available to New South Wales residents will now include gas.

Mr. Clancy says up until now the programme only included electricity and is encouraging people to take advantage of the programme to try and save money on their energy bill.

Swan Hill June Racing Carnival

The Swan Hill June Carnival will be taking place this weekend, with the three-day event expected to draw significant crowds.

$972,000 of prize money has been provided, with two races on Friday giving the winners $100,000 each.

CEO of the Swan Hill Jockey Club Aaron Garvey said that the projected weather forecast is good and that he expects some quality racing.

Swan Hill Soccer Club Round Eight Review

Swan Hill Soccer Club faced Colts United FC in Round Eight of the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League.

With the games played at Ken Harrison Reserve, Swan Hill had one win and one loss at the weekend.

For the Women's side, they fell 8-0 and as a result, they sit in eleventh position, with a 1-5-1 (W-L-D) record.

The Division Two side had better fortune, taking a 2-0 victory. With the win, they move to eighth position with three wins and four losses.

Looking towards Round Nine, the teams will be facing Epsom SC at Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve when the league resumes on June 16.

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